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    The perfect dream sewing studio

    If you could have the perfect dream sewing studio, what would it be like? How big would it be? What would you have in it? Would it be in your house or outside your home on your property? What would it look like? What colors would the walls be? What would the theme be? What would be your favorite items in the room? How much lighting would you have and how many windows?
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    Lots of different quilts on the walls. I see pictures of so many quilt rooms that don't display finished quilts.

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    First the room would be at least 24' x 24' with 9 foot ceilings. Laminate flooring with an area rug. Comfortable stuffed chair and ottoman. South and East triple windows. One complete wall of seven foot tall enclosed shelving with barn-door style doors and open to the ceiling for displaying trinkets. Six foot square center island that has adjustable height top for cutting, with cutouts for machines (2), an ironing station, drawers and sitting area on all sides with outlets. Television, stereo, PC, and phone. Plenty of ceiling can lights and large ceiling fan. This room would be on the top floor at one end of the house.
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    I'm happy with my sewing space. It's not perfect but if I had my ultimate dream studio I'd have to have my dream house first. I wouldn't want to drive a rolls royce and live in a trailer park. LOL.
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    First it would be separate from the house, I actuallly almost bought the small house next door for my studio, someone beat me to it. I think about the size of a two car garage would be large enough. Log Cabin style on the outside with a wraparound porch. Inside would be painted sandy and white trim. All tables and such would be white or cream. No real set color sceme just tons of my quilts hanging around. Skylights and large windows for natural lighting, lots of recessed and track lighting. Built in fabric closets. Sewing machine center(table) for all of my sewing machines. A nice rocking chair and foot stool for hand work. Light table, drafting easle, design wall, 2 wash tubs, washer and dryer, bathroom, stereo with surround sound, computer desk, 4x8 table for cutting and such with storage underneath, ironing station with a presser. And of course a brand new Gammill the biggest and most expensive one they have. Maybe we better have a bigger building!

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    amazingly, 2 of the ladies in one of my quilting groups has a whole 'nuther HOUSE for their quilting stuff. In both cases it was a house across the street or next door that was foreclosed and purchased at a good price.
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    20x20 might be big enough for me, I think. A skylight, lots of windows. Center island for cutting and ironing with storage underneath. Built-in cabinets for fabric, thread. Sewing machine in cabinets around the perimeter, allowing ample room for sewing on each. A separate table for serger(s) and embroidery machine. Computer, TV, radio/cd player. Book shelves for my sewing/quilting books. The largest quilting machine/frame with all the latest features. Oh, and while we're dreaming, might as well throw in the largest embroidery machine with all the latest features.
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    I would need a place large enough to have a nice large bedroom. I would store my fabrics, tools & such in there, do my cutting in there, but I love being with my DH while sewing, so would probably choose a corner of the livingroom to actually sew. However I live in a motorhome, so the chance of my getting one is nil I'm afraid.
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    20 x 20' is good, as long as you have an additional place for your washer/dryer there also. Not too many windows, or windows on at least 2 sides so you can have the light w/o fading your quilts. I use those Joann folding tables with the brakes on their wheels (I put industrial velcro in the place where the legs go into the table top to insure the legs don't move when I don't want them to). Four of those is perfect for me (I've had them for 10 years now). You need shelves up to the ceiling for your sorted stash... the upper ones are for the "categories" you won't use often. I use a garage cupboard for larger pieces, stacked by color, and matching boxes for the "odd" things, like small (fat quarters) that are very specific (bugs, butterflys, trucks, buttons, etc.). Don't forget 10 or 20 stackable clear plastic storage drawers (in their own frames) for color separating your scraps (these are great because you can wiggle the drawers out and put the ones you are interested in onto your table and dig through them, matching up different fabrics). I also have an ironing board as well as a flat ironing board (I use old pillow cases for it's covering... just to give you an idea of its size). You must have a quilt wall... I use two insultation boards held together by an old sheet only so I can fold it into an 8'x4' space when I don't need it. Frankly, I'd rather have it 8x8 all the time, but I don't have the room for that. I don't put any distractions like radio or tv in my sewing room because I don't want the noise, but that's just me. If you are married you need to insert a husband who is proud that you quilt! Good luck with your plans!

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    I am quite content with my little corner of the bedroom.I cut on the dining room table and work wherever space allows..I know if I had a bigh beautiful studio, I would just make a BIGGER mess than I do now!!

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